“Cover Your Hair!”

“Cover Your Hair!”

Basma ran home to her mother crying. On her way back from school, she ran into two bearded men who shouted: “Cover your hair,” attached to other things I can’t mention here. This wasn’t the first time Basma got intimidated going to school.  So, her mother tried a...
14 and married

14 and married

When I was young my older cousin played “wedding day” with a big white sheet. She was so happy in that moment. She could play because at eight years old a real marriage was still far away. For too many girls in Egypt, the prospect of marriage is far too real at 14 to...